Ragusa is the smart little shit that happily sucked up to big bro ottoman sempai and managed to stay alive the longest albeit irrelevant but hey still not Genoa UwUWho does Ragusa compare to in this vein of thought? Always in the shadow of a giant, but damned persistent.
Hey in the end Genoa outlasted Venice albeit by three years
Wonder if the war will lead to Corsica becoming more centralized and raising taxes more efficiently, and if that will similarly lead to the army getting even slightly more professional and larger. It seems at the current time the war is straining the state to its limits so I assume something might happen.
Hmm I was just going on the driect miltary occupation times,I would count Liguria republic though as it remained a defaco gentian entityDepends on whether the Ligurian Republic counts as "Genoa." In terms of strict government continuity, Genoa only lasted a month longer than Venice - the Venetian government voted to abolish itself on May 12th of 1797, while the Mombello Convention which disbanded the old Genoese Republic was approved by the Genoese on June 9th of the same year and came into effect with the creation of the Ligurian Republic on the 14th.
If you include the Genoese provisional government, which was headed by the ex-doge, you can extend that by another six months; if you include the entire lifespan of the Ligurian Republic you can say that they lasted all the way to 1805. But this had nothing to do with the resilience of Genoese institutions, only the fact that Venice's territory was useful for buying peace with Austria while Genoa's was not, allowing Genoa to stumble on for a while as a "sister republic."
Cala Francese, Maddalena. Sardinia is visible in the background.
On March 8th 1782, two feluche landed a small party of soldiers of the Royal Sardinian Army on the island of Maddalena. They occupied the tiny abandoned “fort” constructed by Corsican soldiers of King Federico in 1773 - the Corsican flag and gun had long since been removed - and raised the Sardinian flag over it.
Almost certainly, the Sardinians were quite opportunistic historically and often played the greater powers around them off one another. But Corsica can likely do the same, as Sardinia may one day want Corsica, but the great powers may easily decide Sardinia would be getting too big for it's britches at that point and so may block Sardinias attempts to gain Corsica, pure speculation but still. This is part of the reason Genoa still exists, the great powers don't want to give Sardinia too much, if I remember correctly Sardinia was on the way to completely crushing Genoa last war and was saved by the peace. So it's my hope that as states who both have to be opportunistic to grow and continue to exist, that they can reach an understanding and mutually beneficial relationship, king Theo was educated in Turin after all.As for the Corsican-Sardinian friendship, I think it's quite a lot more brittle than it looks.